'Streams and Mountains Without End: Landscape Traditions of China' Review: A Genre Flows Through History

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'Streams and Mountains Without End: Landscape Traditions of China' Review: A Genre Flows Through History

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Throughout the past century, as parts of the globe erupted in chaos, American institutions helped save humankind’s common heritage. They systematically acquired cultural treasures endangered in their own countries—doing so in coherent genres and thereby preserving entire traditions of art. A luminous instance of just such an achievement is the Metropolitan Museum’s historic collection of Chinese landscapes, considered to be one of the greatest world-wide. Often kept from the hands of Maoist mobs, these objects…

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